Development Updates

Delaware Cemetery Updates – 08/17/2022

The Cemeteries in Delaware page is in the process of being updated. Bob Eckman (Website volunteer and DGS member) has created a database of Delaware Cemeteries. Bob has been working on finding additional cemeteries that were not in the original data, removing duplicates, and documenting each one. In addition, he has been referencing the cemetery on the Find-A-Grave website and adding the reference link and a link to google maps.

Update: The table now includes 839 entries. Included are links to Find-a-Grave and google maps where available. This update also includes a notes field where appropriate.

The new table is a work in progress and will be updated occasionally.

Please thank Bob for his hard work.

Website Help

If you have any ideas for updating existing data on the website or have data that you think we may be interested in or wish to help with the website, please contact us at webmaster@delgensoc.org.


Development Updates

Delaware Cemetery Updates

The Cemeteries in Delaware page is in the process of being updated. We are pleased to announce an update taking place. We have a development table created by Bob Eckman (Website volunteer and DGS member). Bob has been working on finding additional cemeteries that were not in the original data and documenting them. In addition, he has been referencing the cemetery on the Find-A-Grave website and adding the reference link and a link to google maps.

The new table is a work in progress and will be updated occasionally. When completed this new table will replace the current table.

Please thank Bob for his hard work.

Website Help

If you have any ideas for updating existing data on the website or have data that you think we may be interested in or wish to help out with the website, please contact us at webmaster@delgensoc.org.


Special Program: A Tour of the NEW DGS website

Special Program: A Tour of the NEW DGS website

We are pleased to announce the availability of the recording and material of our Special Program: A Tour of the NEW DGS website.

Graham Godfrey, DGS board member, and technology lead, takes you on a tour of the new DGS website in this special one-hour program. Designed to make DGS resources easy to use, the website offers improved navigation, introduces new research about African American Civil War Veterans from Delaware, an all-new section with Delaware Resources for Everyone, and a new Member Library.

The tour includes an overview of the entire website and membership tools, plus a live deep dive into the newly published Directory of African American Veterans of the Civil War, a demo of at the new 61,000-person name index for the DGS Journal, and other new features.  

Follow this link to view the video and download the PDF of the meeting that is a hand guide for the website.


Member Breakthrough!

Member Breakthrough!

Member has breakthrough after New Website Event!

Thank you all so much for the amazing website and the event last night with guidance on its capabilities.

I’ve been searching for years for insight on my gggreat grandparents who were married in Delaware in 1819. A challenging timeframe to get much information.

I revisited the DGS Journal Archive last night using the search function by name and I had a breakthrough-found not only the answer to my question but a NOTE that explained a little of the situation. A death, a marriage, two babies, a divorce and a whole new marriage in Elkton!

Nona – DGS Member – 02/02/2022

Annual Report – 2021

Annual Report – 2021

The 2021 DGS Annual Report is now available. It reviews our achievements over the past year, recognizes our volunteers who make everything we do possible and covers a couple of business items. Take a look and learn more about us! Click here to view the 2021 Annual Report.


Annual Report – 2020

Annual Report – 2020

The 2020 DGS Annual Report is now available. It reviews our achievements over the past year, recognizes our volunteers who make everything we do possible and covers a couple of business items. Take a look and learn more about us! Click here to view the 2020 Annual Report.


Margaret Canby Gause Bramble

Margaret Canby Gause Bramble

Margaret passed away earlier this year on April 2, 2020. She was a long-time member of the Delaware Genealogical Society, having joined in 1985. She also was a direct descendant of Joseph Tatnall, who supplied George Washington’s troops during the Revolutionary War and hosted him at the house he built in 1770 in Wilmington. The DGS board extends our condolences to Margaret’s family. Her obituary can be found here: https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/delawareonline/obituary.aspx?pid=195901880